City budget proposal announced

ESCANABA — The 2016/2017 budget for the city of Escanaba has been submitted for City Council and community review.

The proposed budget is based on a property tax rate of 17 mills, which will not require any tax increase in the upcoming here if approved as recommended. There are no electrical or garbage rate increases included, but water rates would increase as of July 1st. Road repairs, department purchases and upgrades, city employee information, and other issues within Escanaba are addressed within budget plan.

To view the entire proposal for yourself, click here.

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Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.